September 04, 2009
This week VOICES officially opened our New Brunswick office. Thanks to our special guests - Governor Tom Kean, Congressman Rush Holt, Mayor Jim Cahill, Rutgers President Dick McCormick, DEVCO President Chris Paladino and 9/11 family member Meryl Mayo for their participation in the program. Over 200 attendees had an opportunity to see our new office and meet VOICES New Brunswick staff - Gina Reilly, Anu Gupta and Chris Edwards. We are grateful for the warm welcome!
August 28, 2009
It is such a busy time for all of us with summer winding down, children going back to school and late summer vacations ending. This newsletter will hopefully make it easier to understand the events that VOICES is offering to commemorate the 8th anniversary, as well as a calendar of events that other organizations are sponsoring.
August 3, 2009
As the 8th anniversary approaches we are making plans for our annual September 10th Day of Remembrance in New York City and at our new office in New Brunswick New Jersey. The Day of Remembrance will include a 9/11 Living Memorial Workshop, an update on the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and a series of breakout sessions and panel discussions. In an effort to understand the needs of our membership, we ask you to take a few moments to participate in a brief survey.
July 24, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Paterson recently announced the plans for the September 11th Anniversary Ceremony in New York City. This year's service will reflect the new designation of September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Family members will join volunteers from the five boroughs to read the names of those lost. Although family members can no longer descend to bedrock, the Port Authority is providing access to the newly constructed upper level section of the memorial site.
June 29, 2009
VOICES is commemorating each and every life impacted by the September 11th terrorist attacks—including those who were lost, those who survived, and those who came to the rescue—through the 9/11 Living Memorial Project. We invite you to join us at one of our upcoming workshops scheduled in the tri-state area. It is also possible to arrange a workshop in your community.
May 29, 2009
Just ten days to go until Voices of September 11th (VOICES) Always Remember Benefit headlined by President Clinton and Jon Bon Jovi! Tickets are limited so reserve now. Reservations can be made online.
May, 22, 2009
We received a notice from the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding an update on the Guantanamo Review Task Force and an upcoming meeting scheduled for June 16, 2009 from 9:00am to 12:00 noon at the Justice Deparment located in the Robert F. Kennedy Building, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. in Washington, D.C.. Details about registration are listed below.
May 14, 2009
On Monday, June 8th Voices of September 11th is hosting its second annual Always Remember Benefit to be held at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City. We are honored to have President Bill Clinton as our keynote speaker, followed by a performance from Jon Bon Jovi, the acclaimed American rock legend, songwriter, actor and philanthropist. The cocktail reception and silent auction begin at 6pm followed by President Clinton’s remarks and a performance by Jon Bon Jovi.
May, 1, 2009
Many families contacted our office this week, in disbelief by the planes flying over New York City. On a personal note, I received a call from my 28 year old son who was working in New Jersey. Although he didn't have a view of the plane, his firm reacted swiftly by directing their employees to drop what they were doing and evacuate, no questions asked.
April 9, 2009
Last Friday evening, I attended Tuesday’s Children “Women of Strength” fundraising event. I was truly honored to be recognized along with a remarkable group of women—Abigail Carter, Christie Coombs, Meaghan Coombs, and Eileen Lynch—all of whom have been a great inspiration to so many over the years.